CB - SF
This Week Outlook
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that Jimmie Ward suffered a "pretty bad hamstring injury" during Sunday's training camp session.
Ward's status for Week 1 of the NFL season is now in question. The ninth-year pro will have less than a month to try to rehab and recover, or the 49ers will be without a vital piece of their defense. Ward finished the 2021 season with 77 tackles, six passes defended, and two interceptions.
S Jimmie Ward is re-signing with San Francisco for three years, $28.5M.
Apparently the Raiders were in on Ward as well, and for good reason. In 2019, he was the 6th highest graded safety in the league per Pro Football Focus (PFF). The 49ers are thrilled to lock-in the former first-round pick for three more seasons, and once again, look for San Francisco to have a stealthy defense to start the 2020 campaign.
The 49ers activated defensive back Jimmie Ward from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday morning.
Ward was placed on PUP at the start of camp while he finished up his recovery from a broken collarbone suffered during the 49ers’ offseason program. The injury came shortly after he was re-signed to a one-year deal in March. Ward will now begin practicing with the team with hopes of having a healthy 2019 campaign. He has missed 16 games over the last two seasons.
Jimmie Ward has been activated off the PUP list where he has spent all but one practice of the preseason. He has been dealing with an injured hamstring.
Ward should be welcomed with open arms to the 49ers' practice. He is expected to occupy the free safety spot which is the most important part of this defense. His absence, however, has led to the development of Lorenzo Jerome, who has been a more than capable fill-in. It may have been a blessing in disguise and allow Ward to ease back into action to avoid any setbacks that hamstrings are famous for. If Ward pans out the way the 49ers expect him to, he will have DB1 upside.
After being forced out of the 49ers-Seahawks game this weekend, Jimmie Ward was diagnosed with a multi-week quad strain.
This isn't big for IDP players, as Ward was a better real life player than fantasy contributor. Ward was the best CB in a questionable 49ers defense that will get shredded even worse now that he will miss multiple weeks.